April 9, 2015

Microsoft is Making a Stripped Down Windows to Rival Linux

TODAY, BIG SILICON Valley names like Google and Twitter run their online services across thousands of machines. And to efficiently execute their software with so much hardware in the mix, they use the open source Linux operating system and a technology called âcontainers.â What they donât use is Windows.

Microsoftâs flagship operating system operates quite differently from Linuxâwhich could be a problem as containers become the preferred way of computing in the cloud. But now, as so many others follow the lead of giants like Google and Twitter, Microsoft is reshaping Windows so that it doesnât get left behind.

Read more at Wired.

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